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Old 04-01-2004, 12:57 PM
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Default MPX Evo -any good for a scale -modeller ??

Hello global rc-fellows

Just about to purchase a new transmitter. I´ve been with scale models
about 10 years now - mainly WW1, the golden age and WW2 airplanes.
Maximum channel count ever used 7 .

Do I get some real benefits from MPX RE 9 compared to Futaba FF9 or to
JR XP8103 ? I also fly with the hand-held transmitters , so with thumbs...

HarryC and other Evo-specialists, can you give some hints, please ??


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Old 04-01-2004, 04:20 PM
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One of the nicest features of Multiplexes (as I understand thme I do NOT have one) is the way cahnnel mixing is carried out... you can progrram a sequence of actions like put retracts in, close doors, and let's say pull up flaps on a single switch or instuction in a sequential manner so as to make your scale flight more realistic..
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ORIGINAL: smolik
Do I get some real benefits from MPX RE 9 compared to Futaba FF9 or to
JR XP8103 ? I also fly with the hand-held transmitters , so with thumbs...

HarryC and other Evo-specialists, can you give some hints, please ??
Well you do get 9 fully proportional channels, which neither Futaba or JR give you. Although you have used 7 channels until now, once you have more channels you find uses for them. I turned an Airsail Tomahawk into an 8 channel model.
I would always buy a Multiplex Profi or Evo in preference to Futaba or JR but you probably knew that anyway! IMO the Multiplex programming methodology is vastly better than the Asian radio method but that may not be so apparent if you don't go in for lots of mixing or complex stuff. What the Evo does offer is synthesiser, frequency scanner and channel check (not yet available for all countries and frequencies); many more memories on the Tx; back-up to PC which also frees up a virtually unlimited number of model memories; 4 flight modes - I think neither the FF9 or JR have flight modes but not sure about that; internet download of software upgrades for the Tx; the Mpx digi-adjuster which is designed specifically for you to do programming whilst in-flight to set up mixers, rates, like CAR and flap-ele trim offsets which makes tweaking a model ultra easy; it has servo slowing on flaps spoilers and retracts, not sure if the FF9 and 8103 have this. Also the Evo's switch assigning is extremely free, a switch or pushbutton can be both a control such as flap and a secondary such as rates at the same time. Disadvantages at the moment are that expo is one value per control per model, you can't alter expo between flight modes or switch it on and off when model is in use. We hope Mpx will improve this in a future free software upgrade but who knows.

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What Harry said; but I'll add that ESPECIALLY because you like WWI and scale models, what I think you'll find extremely useful with the EVO over Asian radios is that you will NEVER have to use a Y-harness again.

You already know how difficult it is to set up biplanes (triplanes?) and some of the Golden Age aircraft with all those struts and big gear and things hanging out all over the place. Well, all that extra "stuff" can create some interesting trim requirements to fly the darn things.
All it takes is a little warp here or a little twist there, and you'll go nuts trying to fix it all.

This is where putting EACH servo in it's OWN channel will come in handy because, with the EVO, you will have the ability to do some pretty amazing "fine tuning" of EACH INDIVIDUAL servo to trim out all the control surfaces individually in order to balance out an airplane that's not quite so "perfectly" trimmed right off the building board.
And I'm not even talking about mixes here like Harry said. I'm only referring to how you can "super manage" each servo in ways that you simply cannot do on most Asian radios. Naturally, with the EVO, it doesn't matter that you have all your servo's on separate channels, you can still mix 'em all together any way you want.

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This is where putting EACH servo in it's OWN channel will come in handy because, with the EVO, you will have the ability to do some pretty amazing "fine tuning" of EACH INDIVIDUAL servo .
And I'm not even talking about mixes here like Harry said. I'm only referring to how you can "super manage" each servo in ways that you simply cannot do on most Asian radios.
Totally agree, that's why my Tomahawk ended up with so many channels, it has a 4 servo wing instead of the kit's 2 servo wing as the Tx makes life so easy to align flaps and ailerons so perfectly. As for scale modelling and Multiplex: Mick Reeves a top UK scale modeller and former World Champion uses Mpx Profi, Duncan Hutson a top UK scale modeller and member of World Champs team uses Mpx Profi 4000, Len Gardner a top UK scale modeller uses Mpx Profi 4000, I know 2 of them personally and they are even more evangelistic about Multiplex than I am, and that takes some doing! The Evo continues the Mpx methodology of the Profis and look at what they fly at world championship level - mainly WW1, the golden age and WW2 airplanes. So Multiplex is suited to scale power models at the very highest level as well as at everyday club level.

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SwampF: "you can programm a sequence of actions like put retracts in, close doors, and let's say pull up flaps on a single switch or instuction in a sequential manner so as to make your scale flight more realistic.. "

Yes , this is nice : the future project is B Taylors bigger Harvard - and the
ability to finetune f.ex each flap- servo on AT-6 independly sounds promising...

Thanks Harry C --of your generous list of pros about Evo I find the synthesiser, frequency scanner and channel check useful -- even you can get the FF9 also
with the synthesiser. I´ve lost one model ( not a scale-one thank god )
with a frequency "shot" down.

A couple of questions about the quality of mechanical parts on Evos.
Do the sticks have ball bearings ? They seem to be of plastics ?? Some MPX
Profis have had not-so-quality sticks, I ´ve heard here. The quality and the feel of the controls is important ´couse I tend to use a transmitter a long time.
( my newest Futaba is 10 years old )

Just wondering which one suits me better Evo 9 or 7. Futaba ff9 is
the only option from Futaba for me ( having owned 3 Futaba sets before,
all of good quality and never let me down , ---> still I´m not a type
to get fixed to certain brand if there is a new alternative)

OK the real problem in Europe seems to be the lack of EVO-merchandise to sell
customers. About the release of Evo 7 noboby knows , and
for to get a Evo 9 it takes a couple of weeks.

Harry C --> the software can be updated via cable and web --
which lanquage selections are there available ?
Has somebody made a finnish software to Evo already ?
It might be interesting..

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I don't know if the Evo sticks are ball raced, they feel fine to me but stick feel is very dependent upon the user and only you can say if it feels right.

Don't bother with the Evo7, it is not just an Evo9 with 2 less channels, it has very restricted mixing, no free channel assigning, restricted switch assigning etc.

I think there is English, French, German and Spanish language menus, I don't know if there are any others.

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thanks guys of the Evo-info

The price of MPX and Futaba are this close at Höllein, Germany : ( export price )

ROYAL EVO 9 m.Synthesizermodul 35 FM 1500
NiMH
495,00 €

Futaba FF-9 (Handsender) 35-A FM/PCM 9/9
449.00 €

Not too bad either .

I am very interested now ...

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